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Drama. In Palermo in the 1950's, a young university student, Marco Pace, is an aspiring writer. He is introduced by chance to Prince Tomasi di Lampedusa, who, to Marco's surprise, offers to give him literature classes. Marco erroneously takes the Prince's interest to be a paternal one, and is distraught when the Prince chooses another boy, Guido, as his heir. The situation turns into one of rivalry between Marco and Guido for the Prince's attention.

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